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is the flexible built-in message reader in Emacs. It supports reading and composing both news and mail. It can also use web-based sources as inputs for its groups.

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Copying attachments of sent mails in gnus

This is a very basic question. I often have to send the same attachments to different people so it would be convenient if I could copy them from my sent mails. I thought this would be very easy, since ...
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How can I attach a PDF in gnus, when I have the PDF attached with org-attach and I view it with PDFView?

The PDF is attached like so: ***** Model :ATTACH: :PROPERTIES: :ID: f1e5fc57-b85d-4a2c-b064-32523dd11901 :ORG_ATTACH_FILES: patience.RWaR....
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Why doesn't Gnus natively support Atom feeds?

This seems quite strange to me, because Gnus is very widely used, and so are Atom feeds. Is there any ideological reason perhaps?
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How can I find interesting news sources to add to Gnus?

I recently transitioned to Gnus to read and write mail and I thought since Gnus is primarily a news reader I might as well also use it as such. But in all the tutorials I looked at I never found any ...
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How to make Gnus auto-expire RSS

I'm very new to Gnus. I have added some feeds by using G R. As far as I understand, the feed is modified by the server (by adding new "messages" and removing old "messages") and ...
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How can I prevent bbdb from asking me to add emails in gnus?

How can I prevent bbdb from asking me: "%s is not in BBDB; add? (y,!,s,u,n,q,?) " for every mail I read?;) What I want instead is to ignore these addresses. I've tried: (setq bbdb-message-...
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How can I convert nnmail-split-methods mail filtering format to Sieve format?

Any pointers to convert nnmail-split-methods to Sieve? Are there any functions in gnus, since it seems to also handle Sieve format? I have like a few hundred lines exactly like this: ("ffmpeg-...
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Gnus: show original article when replying

When I hit r (or f/F/R) in a gnus summary, I get a fullscreen view of the unsent Message. Is there some builtin way to put the new Message buffer in the window that had the Summary buffer, so I can ...
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Using Gnus + Gmail with Oauth2

I'm looking to use gmail with gnus, however my work has disabled app passwords, so the only way to connect to gmail is through oauth2 which is how I've done it with for example aerc mail. I'm trying ...
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When can function not be redefined in init.el?

To solve a problem with the Gnus' IMAP search in Exchange folders with Emacs 28.2, I have the modified piece of code from gnus-search.el below. However, if I add this to my init.el on starting Emacs ...
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S/MIME and Gnus/mu4e

I want to sign emails with s/mime. The emails are created in mu4e, where message composition is based on Gnus. The variables are set as described here https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/GnusSMIME in ...
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Removing a binding from evil-collection

evil-collection is mostly quite useful - but occasionally the default settings shadow my global bindings and I seem to need to restart emacs to remove the binding. I bit up against this problem with ...
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How to avoid echo area conflict between gnus and emacs-pinentry?

I use GNU Pass for my password manager, emacs-pinentry for my GPG pinentry, and Gnus as my mail reader. This has created a problem for me when Gnus and emacs-pinentry both need to use the echo area/...
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nnimap-finish-retrieve-group-infos: End of file during parsing

I read my mails with gnus (emacs master 30.0.50/windows11/mingw64), it used to work very well but suddenly, I now run into the following error : nnimap-finish-retrieve-group-infos: End of file during ...
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Can't enter Gnus folder because *Group* buffer read-only

I have a working Gnus setup for email on one machine. I am now trying to create slightly more modular setup on a second machine. When I start Gnus on the second machine, mail is read and the group ...
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Changing the name of newsrc.eld

Is it possible to change the name of Gnus' newsrc.eld? My use-case is that I want to use the same Emacs setup on various machines, which are either work machines or private machines. The Gnus ...
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Fetching news articles from plain html website

Problem setting: my school has an official website with a news section where news articles get posted every now and then. The problem with this site is that the search function is somewhat broken and ...
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Emacs GNUS change navigation keys to C-hjkl

I would like to use C-hjkl to navigate in gnus, so I wrote module for that keymap like this: (require 'gnus) ;; GNUS crashed without this on `Key sequence C-h k starts with non-prefix key C-h` (...
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Set Mark on articles that have process marks

How can I set a “mark” (for example, mark as read) all the articles that currently have “process marks”? This is confusing to talk about since there are two very distinct “mark” concepts in Gnus. As ...
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Aging nonprogrammer wants to hire someone to restore Gnus

I need, and am ready to pay for, help in restoring my Gnus, which I had used for many years but has not worked since January. I am not a programmer, and am edging into senile dementia, so I would ...
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Imap search in gnus incorrectly returing empty group

I currently have three email accounts I use and access with gnus. After a recent upgrade to emacs 28.1 I lost the ability to search the mail for one of these addresses. They are all initiated ...
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Gnus cannot start external w3m: no such file or directory

while I am using Emacs as an editor for years on my Macbook (OSX 10.13), I only recently started again to launch external commands by using Gnus. While this answer helped me to fix calls to uncompface,...
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Emacs GNUS Fullscreen Article, Args out of range: 0

I'm trying to get GNUS to show article fullscreen after select on summary screen. I found out about gnus-buffer-configuration variable where is configuration of how screen should by displayed. I also ...
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How to version control newsrc, e.g. Gnus .newsrc.eld in git

BRIEF: like the title says, I want to know how best to version control newsrc files such as Gnus .newsrc.eld and possibly the legacy .newsrc By "version control" I mean something like git/...
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Display attachment to mu4e message (a PDF) in the same window rather than new frame

I am using mu4e and pdf-tools. Whenever I go to open an attached pdf (e.g., with gnus-article-press-button) the attachment pops open in a new frame. How can I control where it pops up? Looking at that ...
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Start external process and communicate with it as soon as send messages

I use gnus configured to read mails from the davmail IMAP server. This one is used to read mails from outlook and translate them according to the IMAP protocol. When I start gnus, I configured emacs ...
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Run elisp function in html encoded part of mime handle

I am a newbie at handling MIME lists in emacs. I want to edit the mu4e-action-view-in-browser function so that before an email is displayed on a web browser all of its Microsoft Safelinks urls are ...
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Trouble with gnus imap / outlook on windows 10

I successfully installed gnus with imap backend to access the outlook messaging service. I could not make gnus access directly the exchange server by imap so, I settled davmail which acts as a local ...
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"Read error Is a directory /home/ngaroe/.emacs-mail-crash-box"

The version of emacs I'm using is 27.1-r4 (Gentoo description). My .gnus file is (setq gnus-select-method '(nnmaildir ".maildir" (directory "~/.nnmaildir")) mail-sources '((...
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How to open .eml files with mu4e?

I would like to be able to open .eml files with mu4e and read them like regular mails. I've seen a solution for Gnus, but I would like to stay with mu4e. Any ideas?
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GNUS says sending email failed, but mail was sent [Unable to open server nnimap]

I have tried solve this for many many hours ;( macOS 11.1, Emacs 27.1 (brew), Gnus 5.13, msmtp 1.8.14 (brew) I use GNUS to read maildir that is synced using mbsync. I can read mail using GNUS but ...
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Opening Gnus messages to the full height of the screen

I recently switched from RMAIL to GNUS. In RMAIL one views email messages in full screen and presses "n" to go to the next message or "p" to go to the previous one. I have also ...
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How to ensure that gnus only check for new messages in my subscribed groups

Gnus scans thousands of groups on the news server upon startup. How do I restrict it to only my subscribed groups? Edit: This happens despite having set gnus-default-subscribed-newsgroups to true in ...
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Gnus required an updated Google password and now will not send messages

emacs 25 on linux Debian; On a running computer which had been largely ignored for a couple of years, I loaded gnus and was prompted for my google password. I updated my google password, entered it, ...
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Reply with Gnus: `S L` vs `F`

With Gnus, I got into the habit of replying to messages with the shortcut F, whether they come from private exchanges, forums or mailing lists. The problem is for the latter: when I reply to a message ...
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How to protect myself from my own mistakes?

I use Emacs for programming and also read mail in Gnus. My problem is that I'm typing fast, switching buffers and Windows etc, and too often accidentally hit some key that is bound to some command ...
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How to make email in emacs work with an Oauth2 requirement?

I have been using gnus for my various email accounts for years, but now my university has moved to outlook.office365 which requires oauth2. I can see that there is an oauth2 package for emacs, but no ...
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How to avoid own address in Cc with `gnus-summary-followup`

I receive an email sent also to other people in Cc. If I reply to it with gnus-summary-followup, Gnus includes me in the Cc list. How can I avoid that?
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Gnus fails opening larger imap group

If I try to open an larger imap group (a few thousand messages both read and unread) Gnus gives a warning: Wrong number of arguments: #, 2 And the Summary window is empty or it contains only some of ...
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Apply buffer-local function inside another function in temporary buffer

Elisp newbie here, I am trying to filter MS safelinks from an org-mode icalendar event, which gets saved by the gnus-icalendar:org-event-save function. I have created a function that filters the MS ...
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gnus: fetch mails over IMAP from Outlook mail server

I'm trying to enable gnus to work with Outlook server (https://outlook.office.com/owa). At first I tried to re-use my old configuration for gmail (which worked fine for several years), but it didn't ...
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Error message when posting to GMANE

When trying to post to GMANE, I get an error message: 441 You need a valid email address to post: Invalid response from SMTP server mail.inka.de: 550-Verification failed for [email protected] Couldn’...
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Separate auth-sources for Tramp and Gnus, or disable auth-sources for Tramp?

I have passwords stored in .authinfo.gpg file which I only need for Gnus. I never store passwords for machines or localhost in this .authinfo.gpg file (or in any other file). The problem is when I ...
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mu4e (gnus) MS safelinks decoder

Today I got scared after noticing how many Microsoft ATP Safelinks had made their way into my org-mode calendar file. Therefore, is it possible to create a URL decoder to bypass Microsoft Safelinks ...
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Save attachments

I'm trying to simply save attachments in Gnus. I've read this: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual///html_node/mh-e/Viewing-Attachments.html and, I don't have mm-decode installed. For some ...
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Reading a Maildir with Gnus

I have a directory ~/mail containing directories and Maildirs. I was hoping I might read messages contained in it by evaluating (setq gnus-select-method '(nnnil "") gnus-secondary-select-...
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Send multiple emails using Gnus?

I want to send multiple emails from Gnus. I have over 1000 addresses. I have found a great solution here: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2014-04/msg00584.html (defun message-send-...
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Easily open PDF attachments from gnus with pdf-tools?

I seem to remember that I used to be able to press RET on a PDF attachment button in a Gnus article and have it open with pdf-tools. It's not working now, when I press RET I get prompted to save the ...
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Delete multiple emails (articles)

In Gnus, in summary buffer, how would one delete multiple emails (not retire, but actually delete). Deleting singe email (article) is BDEL (or similar), but this doesn't seem to work on any kind of ...
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Gnus Inbox display read and unread emails

I set the .gnus as ;;; package --- gnus ;;; ;;; (setq user-mail-address "[email protected]" user-full-name "abst.proc.do") (setq gnus-select-method '(nnimap "qq.com" (...
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